In an accident where an airplane leaks fuel onto the ground, how is it cleaned up?


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Depending on the quantity, jet fuel can be cleaned up by use of a sump truck and dry absorbent material or if permitted by the airport and local environmental regulations, the fire department can spray water to wash it down the storm drain.

  • $\begingroup$ Both seem perfectly reasonable. However, they would seem much more legitimate if you had some regulation and/or legal references. $\endgroup$
    – FreeMan
    Commented Nov 8, 2017 at 18:07

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